Pearls from 9/28 Medicine LEADS

Friday, October 1, 2021

The September 28, 2021 session of Duke Medicine LEADS was presented by Pamela Douglass, MD, Dinushika Mohottige, MD, Camille Frazier-Mills, MD, MHS, David Kirsch, MD,PhD, and Amber Graham, MD on "Women in Medicine: Equity, Intersectionality, and Belonging at Duke"

Here are pearls and takeaways from the session:

1.) There is a lot of work left to be done in medicine to continue to promote inclusivity, diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
2.) It is important that we have a renewed institutional lens for nuanced measurement of outcomes, recognizing the cumulative impact of encountering social, economic, and political adversity. 
3.) In order to best achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion in our institution, we must have embed a structure of belonging in our leadership and institution. Without belonging, we will not address critical and difficult issues of culture and climate and ultimately fail to achieve social justice. 

Watch the recorded session

Duke Medicine Learning, Education, and Discussion Series (LEADS) takes place each Tuesday at 12 p.m. Learn more and see schedule of upcoming sessions.